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the Union Army near Washington City, 579.
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Suchge 800), who were sent by Jefferson Davis to Washington to say that they were intrusted with power, spatches of most of the foreign ministers at Washington to their respective governments, early in Feure — which a just pride ought to discard. --Washington's Farewell Address. but to stand up manfullyter to say to the imperial representative at Washington, In every event, the American Nation may coutending from Alexandria, nine miles below Washington City, almost to the Chain Bridge, about six mis spanning the Potomac in the vicinity of Washington City, which were well guarded.
The Upper, or re passes over the Long Bridge, and connects Washington City with Alexandria.
on the 15th of April, electrified the women of the land; and individuals and small groups might be seen every day, in thousands and tens of thousands of house-holds — women and children — with busy fingers preparing lint and bandages for wounds, and hospital garments for the sick and maimed, and shelters for the heads and necks of the soldiers, when marching in the hot sun, known as havelocks.
The name of havelock was derived from Sir Henry Havelock, an eminent English commander in the East Indies during the rebellion of the Sepoys, in 1857, who caused his soldiers to be furnished with these protectors against the heat of the sun. They were made of white cotton cloth, and covered the military cap and the neck with a cape.
Our soldiers soon discarded them, as being more uncomfortable, by the exclusion of air, than any rays of the sun to which they were exposed.
They had been sent to the army by thousands. The movement was spontaneous and universal.
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